|"Detectives" (1928) starring Karl Dane, George Arthur and Marceline Day - a trailer|
"Detectives" is a classic comedy. We have included this film in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of Marceline day, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.Warner Bros. keeps a copy of the film locked in their vaults. They do not plan to release it on DVD. They have also refused our multiple requests to make a copy of the film available to Silent Hall of Fame, so we can show it to the public for free. Until and if that happens, we have to rely on newspaper articles about the film ...
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|"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1912) starring James Cruze and Florence La Badie|
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is a short horror film, based on the story of Robert Louis Stevenson, featuring Florence La Badie, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. The white-haired Dr. Jekyll is curious to experiment with a drug that can separate man into two beings - one representing good and the other evil. He drinks the concoction and converts into a black-haired beast of a man with talons and fangs...
Keywords: James Cruze; Florence La Badie; Thanhouser; horror film; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent drama; classic horror films; silent classics; classic images; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies
|"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1920) director John S. Robertson|
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1920) is considered the first great American horror film. It is included in our program to illustrate the contributions to the Motion Pictures industry of two stars of Silent Hall of Fame - director John S. Robertson and actress Martha Mansfield. This is a complete version and contains about 5.30 m. footage absent from other versions streamed here.The film is based on the famous novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. A benevolent doctor and an aspiring scientist, Dr...
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|Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari ( The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari ) - Rudolf Meinert and Erich Pommer|
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the first modern Horror Film and it influence a number of contemporary productions. A real classic! PLOT: A man named Francis relates a story about his best friend Alan and his fiancée Jane. Alan takes him to a fair where they meet Dr. Caligari, who exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, that can predict the future. When Alan asks how long he has to live, Cesare says he has until dawn...
Keywords: Silent; Fantasy; Horror; German Expressionism
Downloads: 220,494 (28 reviews)
|Das Wandernde Bild (1920) (Fritz Lang) - Hansa Film Verleih|
Das Wandernde Bild is a silent, black and white film directed by Fritz Lang released in 1920. The inter-titles are in Portuguese, however an English subtitle file (srt format) is muxed into the original mkv, and available separately as well. The subtitle source is unknown. It is recommended you download the original mkv file and play it in VLC Player. IMDB Link ~ ~ ~ For free electronic music, check out Karakasa Music!
Keywords: fritz lang; german; cinema; film
Downloads: 14,008 (3 reviews)
|Daydreams - Joseph M. Schenck|
Buster Keaton asks the father of the woman he loves for her hand in marriage, but the father wants to see Keaton make something of himself first. "I'll leave for the city to make good. If I'm not a success, I'll come back and shoot myself," Buster declares, which is a perfectly acceptable arrangement as far as the father is concerned. So Keaton heads off for the big city and tries his hand at a number of different jobs...
Keywords: Silent; Comedy; Buster Keaton
Downloads: 20,258 (2 reviews)
Buster Keaton leave his small town for the city where he hopes to prove himself so he can marry his sweetheart. This film was produced in 1922
Keywords: Keaton; money; success
|Death's Mararthon - D.W. Griffith|
Death's Mararathon, directed by D.W. Griffith in 1913 stars Lionel Barrymore, Robert Harron and Blanche Sweet in a tale of rivalry over love, gambling and suicide.
Keywords: griffith; gambling; silents
|Death's Marathon - D. W. Griffith|
Death's Marathon was directed by D W Griffith in 1913. It stars Blanche Sweet as the woman loved by two rivals and the results.
Keywords: silents; suicide
|Delivering newspapers / American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.|
CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. SUMMARY The film shows a group of about fifty pre-adolescent boys running and crowding around a one-horse paneled newspaper van that pulls up in the foreground of the picture. On the side of the van is a sign reading "New York World." As they gather around the rear of the vehicle, a fight breaks out between two of the boys...
Keywords: Paperboys--New York (State)--New York; Newspaper carriers--New York (State)--New York. American newspapers--New York (State)--New York. World (New York; N.Y. : 1860-1931) Commercial vehicles--New York (State)--New York. Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--New York. Boys--New York (State)--New York. Actuality--Short
|Deux Cent Milles Sous les Mers - Georges Méliès|
A man enters a sub and the submarine slowly descends as the crowd watches. Then, you see what is supposed to be an underwater scene. It's done using stop-motion, real fish and painted images. It must have been pretty cool back in 1907--but it looks pretty dated today. Then, things get weird. Starfish turn into dancing girls--yes, dancing girls! Sadly, the ship scares them off! But, at least the guy in the boat gets to see some mermaids--and leaves the boat (and seems to be breathing just fine!)...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Adventure; Science Fiction
Downloads: 1,028 (1 review)
|Dickson Experimental Sound Film|
This short film was a test for Edison's "Kinetophone" project, the first attempt in history to record sound and moving image in synchronization. This was an experiment by William Dickson to put sound and film together either in 1894 or 1895. Unfortunately, this experiment failed because they didn't understand synchronization of sound and film. The large cone on the left hand side of the frame is the "microphone" for the wax cylinder recorder (off-camera)...
Keywords: edison; movies; dickson; sound; synchronization; synch; Murch
Downloads: 19,407 (4 reviews)
|Dnevnik Glumova (Glumov's Diary) - Boris Frantsisson|
From IMDb: Filmic insert to Eisenstein's modernized, free adaptation of Ostrovskiy's 19th-century Russian stage play, "The Wise Man" ("Na vsyakogo mudretsa dovolno prostoty"). The anti-hero Glumov tries to escape exposure in the midst of acrobatics, derring-do, and farcical clowning. Several members of Eisenstein's troupe at the legendary "Proletkult" stage theatre in Moscow briefly appear in this little film.
Keywords: Short; Eisenstein
|Downhill - Michael Balcon and C.M. Woolf|
Roddy Berwick, son of a wealthy family, is accused by a waitress of getting her pregnant. Disgraced, he is expelled from boarding school, and disowned by his father. The story follows his long downfall, and degeneration. Stars: Ivor Novello, and Isabel Jeans IMDb Page
Keywords: Adventure; Thriller; Silent; Hitchcock
|Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1913)|
William King Baggot stars in this early dramatization of Robert Louis Stephensonâs classic horror story. Although the script maintains the essence of the original story there are a quite a few differences. In this version, for instance, Jekyll is romantically involved with a woman named Alice. Please note that this is a silent movie and no soundtrack has been added. You can learn more about the film at A Passion for Horror
Keywords: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 1913; king baggot; robert louis stephenson; baggot jekyll and hyde; baggot silent movie
|Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Adolph Zukor|
John Barrymore stars in the renowned silent adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic about a Victorian scientist who turns himself into a murderous abomination.
Keywords: John Barrymore monster Victorian horror; pdmovies
Downloads: 99,104 (11 reviews)
|Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (Dr. Mabuse der Spieler) 1922, Part 1|
A film about the dastardly doings of Norbert Jacques's title villian, directed by Fritz Lang. Rudolf Klein-Rogge stars in a role he later repeated in "The Testament of Dr. Mabuse" (aka "The Crimes of Dr. Mabuse) in 1933. This is actually the first part of a film that was released in two parts, something Lang has done a few times (The Indian Tomb, Siegfried). Unfortunately, I do not have part 2. I hope at some point someone who has a copy of Part 2 to be kind enough to upload it...
Keywords: thriller; Lang; feature films
Downloads: 7,869 (2 reviews)
|Dr. Pyckle And Mr. Pride|
Comedy masterpiece starring Stan Laurel as the dashing Dr. Pyckle, who transforms into the fiendish Mr. Pride. This hilarious movie from 1925 shows the true genius of Stan Laurel. A gem!
Keywords: Stan Laurel; comedy; parody
Downloads: 25,955 (9 reviews)
|Dream of A Rarebit Fiend|
This is the earliest version of this story. It was produced by the Edison Studios about 1908. There is a later version of this dream on the archive which features animation by the original author of the story, Windsor McCay
Keywords: high; silents; McCay; Edison
Downloads: 1,215 (1 review)
|Dream Of A Rarebit Fiend (1906) - Winsor McCay (comic strip)|
The fiend faces the spectacular mind-bending consequences of his free-wheeling rarebit binge. Stars Jack Brawn http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000546/ Please watch Carport Theatre's amazing scored version of this film. You won't regret it. It's wonderful. http://archive.org/details/DreamOfARarebitFiend_381
Keywords: Gen X; Wallace McCutcheon; Edwin S. Porter; Winsor McCay; Jack Brawn; Comedy; Black and White; Silent; Public Domain; The Carport Theatre; The Carport Orchestra
Downloads: 2,085 (2 reviews)
|Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc|
The legend of Joan of Arc channeled through the silent film master, Carl Theodor Dreyer.
Keywords: Carl Theodor Dreyer; The Passion of Joan of Arc; Joan of Arc
|Dunces and Dangers|
Classic silent film from 1918.